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The six District Council Members are elected by each of the city's six districts. These are part-time positions.
The body of Council is charged with the responsibility of developing legislative initiatives and budget priorities to promote the public welfare. This body oversees the performance of the management of the government to improve service delivery and outcomes. Council monitors spending to ensure compliance with the approved budgets and financial plans.
City Council is empowered to call for investigations and audits. They retain an independent auditor to provide an annual independent audit. The voting public depends on City Council to keep watch over the administrative running of our government and enact laws that will help to ensure a good quality of life for all Reading residents and businesses.